Former U.S. Navy Seal Erik Prince predicts China may “take Taiwan in spring 2024”. His statement follows Chinese President Xi Jinping declaring his intention to unify Taiwan with mainland China. Prince anticipates a potential move in May or June 2024, due to favorable weather conditions during these months.
“The weather window if they are going to do something by force in Taiwan opens around May or June because during most of the months of the year, it’s too windy,” Prince explained.
“If they are going to take Taiwan by force I would predict that they are going to do something this spring.”
Prince also offered his perspective on the state of NATO, which has depleted much of its resources equipping Ukraine since 2022. He said former president Donald Trump had been “absolutely right” to criticize its European members for neglecting defense and relying on America to do all the heavy lifting.
“President Trump was right to complain about NATO not paying their share. I think it’s only five or six of the 28 countries that are members that still pay 2 per cent of their GDP in defense,” he said.
“A huge amount of defense stocks have been transferred from those NATO countries to Ukraine and have been consumed in the battlefield. They haven’t been replaced yet and so Europe has a bit of a wake-up call. They need to crank up that industrial base,” he warned.
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